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SERVICE AND THRIFT
CONDUCTOR BRADLEY by
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER

Oh, grand supreme endeavor! Not in vain
That last brave act of failing tongue and brain!
Freighted with life the downward rushing train,

Following the wrecked one, as wave follows wave,
Obeyed the warning which the dead lips gave.
Others he saved; himself he could not save.

Nay, the lost life was saved. He is not dead
Who in his record still the earth shall tread
With God's clear aureole shining round his head.

We bow as in the dust, with all our pride
Of virtue dwarfed the noble deed beside.
God give us grace to live as Bradley died !

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
For Biography see page 403.
Discussion. 1 What noble service did Conductor Bradley perform? 2. Why was it a"grand supreme endeavor"? What does the poet say of Bradley's words? 3. In what sense was "the lost life" saved? 4. What is the Biblical reference in "Others he saved; himself he could not save"? 5. Why did not the poet say "beside the noble deed," instead of "the noble deed beside"? 6. Can you explain why this noble deed dwarfs "all our pride of virtue"? 7. What wish does the poet express in the last line? 8. Can you tell why this poem belongs in this group of selections? 9. Can you tell of an instance of a similar kind of self-sacrifice? Read aloud the stanza in which the poet compares Bradley, who thought only of others, not of himself, to those who think only of themselves. 10. Find in the Glossary the meaning of: smitten; wreck; signals; electric; sensual; failing. 11. Pronounce: martyr; dramas; aureole.

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